Early on during the 2013-14 season, the Raptors didn’t exactly appear born to assist. With an offence geared around two high-volume scorers, the Raptors ranked last in the NBA in total assists for November and stumbled out of the gate to a 6-12 record.
After a seven-player deal with the Sacramento Kings on December 9th however, everything changed. Nearly instantly, the Raptors placed an increased emphasis on sharing the ball and the results were spectacular. With a reconfigured starting five and essentially a whole new bench in place, the Raptors led the league in total assists for January, which resulted in tying a franchise record for wins (11) that month.
That unwavering commitment to unselfish play and great assists propelled the Raptors to a new franchise mark with 48 wins and contributed some outstanding highlights along the way. Our friends at State Farm® have helped us show why the Raptors were Born To Assist this season, check out some of the finest dishes of the team’s 2013-14 campaign below.